Defence Minister Juozas Olekas

Nordic defence ministers agree to step up security and defence cooperation

On 10 November, defence ministers of NB8 (Nordic-Baltic Eight) countries approved Lithuania’s and Sweden‘s proposals on strengthening Nordic-Baltic defence cooperation. Ministers agreed to enhance the cooperation in areas like hybrid warfare, cyber security, joint exercises and operations, updates and procurement of weaponry, rendering assistance to Georgia and Ukraine under the Nordic-Baltic Assistance Programme, and others, the Ministry of National Defence said. […]

Lithuania and Sweden to strengthen security and defence cooperation

On 24 September Deputy Minister Marijus Velička underscored Lithuania’s intent to strengthen military cooperation with Sweden and other Nordic countries in a range of areas at a meeting with State Secretary Jan Salestrand of Swedish Ministry of Defence at the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania. “Nordic-Baltic cooperation is a crucial factor of ensuring security in the region,” the deputy minister of national defence said. […]

Loreta Graužinienė
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian parliament speaker urges NB8 to promote faster ratification of treaties with Ukraine

Lithuania’s Parliamentary Speaker Loreta Graužinienė urged her colleagues at the Nordic-Baltic (NB8) meeting in Stockholm to take more responsibility in urging European Union (EU) countries, particularly Greece, Cyprus and the Czech Republic, to ratify EU-Ukraine association and free trade agreements. […]

Kremlin's propaganda on Youtube

Nordic and Baltic officials call for fight against propaganda

On 23-24 March in Copenhagen, political directors of the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) discussed regional issues, challenges to Ukraine‘s security and territorial integrity, preparations for the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, prospects for relations with Russia, ways to increase resilience to propaganda of the societies, as well as threats of terrorism and the spread of radical Islamic ideology, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius
Uncategorized

Lithuanian PM at NB8-British meeting: It is important to promote innovation culture

At the forum of Nordic, Baltic and British heads of Government, hosted by Finland, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius noted the importance of promoting innovations seeking to ensure sustainable economic development. […]

Economy

Five Lithuanian entrepreneurs appear on Nordic’s Business Report for 30 under 30

Nordic Business Report produces rankings of influential people in the business sphere. „In 2011 we ranked the greatest business thinkers in Finland, and in 2012 – in the whole Nordics. This year we decided to rank the younger generation – the people who really show us the trends of future. The scope was also upgraded significantly. We ended up having whole North Europe covered in this 30 under 30 ranking: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia”, says Hans-Peter Siefen, founder and CEO of Nordic Business Forum. […]

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Nordic electricity bourse price fell by 3 percent in June

In the Nordic electricity bourse Nord Pool Spot (NPS) Estonian price region, the average electricity price was 35.81 EUR per MWh in June, nearly 3% lower than in May, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports. […]